Vitold Ashurak

BPF party activist, sentenced to 5 years in prison

Date of birth: 13 Oct 1970

Date of detention: 19 Sep 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code - Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Prison: Prison No. 1

Vitold Ashurak is an opposition activist from the town of Biarozauka, Lida district. Ashurak is a member of the BPF Party and local coordinator of the opposition movement "For Freedom". he has repeatedly run for local councils and for parliament. Ashurak engaged in environmental issues, campaigning against the harmful production of glass wool. Together with his associates, he honored the memorial places of Kalinouski's insurgents: they put crosses at the rebels' burial places all over Hrodna region. For a long time, he worked as a blower at a glass factory and also renovated apartments.

He was charged under Article 342, Part 1 (participation in group actions grossly violating public order) and Article 364 (violence against a police officer) of the Criminal Code.

Without explaining the specific reasons, Judge Maksim Filatau ordered to conduct the trial behind closed doors, citing Article 23 of the Constitution and a "threat to state security." He eventually sentenced Vitold Ashurak to 5 years in a general-security penal colony.

Mail address: Prison No. 1. 230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    120 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    52 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    32 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    21 person
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    3 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    25 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    12 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    8 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    7 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    1 person
  • House arrest
    3 persons
  • Temporary detention center
    220089, Minsk, 1-y zavulak Akrescina 36
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    3 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Gomel, vulica Антошкина 3
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    2 persons
  • Center for Isolation
    247350, Buda-Kašaliova, vulica Pijanierskaja 2, temporary detention facility
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    1 person
  • Scientific And Practical Center For Mental Health
    220053, Minsk, Daŭhinaŭski trakt 152
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 21
    1 person
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